Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler in Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs, AR (PRWEB) January 27, 2015

The 10th Annual Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Extravaganza kicked off on Jan. 10 with the Kings Day Kick-Off Gala to officially announce the Royal Court and Monarchs of the Krewe of Krazo. The Dukes and Duchesses of 2015, King Krazo X Leroy Gorrell and Queen Eureka X Cne Breaux, were met with great applause. With revelry, they followed the jazz group into the parking lot to perform the traditional Second Line.

A dozen more events follow throughout February and March, with this years theme being Carnival around the World. The Eureka Springs Krewe of Krazo (Ozark spelled backwards) is prepared to laissez les bon temps rouler!

Taste of NAwlins will be from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Grand Taverne inside the Grand Central Hotel. Hot beignets and chicory coffee will be served, along with a cash bar and of course, the umbrella second line.

Friday, Feb. 6 is the Mayors Ball at the Basin Park Hotel at 12 Spring Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. with live music from Joe Giles and the Homewreckers from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $ 25 and may be purchased at http://www.reserveeureka.com.

Saturday, Feb. 7 is the Light and Sound Night Parade at 6 p.m. following the usual parade route from the Carnegie Public Library, down Spring Street to the Court House on Main Street. After the parade downtown, there will be Second Line Dancing.

Didnt get enough beads at one parade? The second Mardi Gras parade, led by the Krewe of Krazo, will roll downtown at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14.

The next morning on Sunday, Feb. 15, guests can hit the New Orleans-style Jazz Brunch at the Crescent Hotel at 75 Prospect from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring live music. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 479-253-9652. The cost for the brunch is $ 25.

Monday, Feb. 16th will be Arti Gras at KJs Caribe Restaurant and Cantina at 309 W. Van Buren. Over 20 artists will present their original works and bejeweled masks, beginning at 6 p.m.

On Fat Tuesday, Feb. 17 is the final event, the Saint Lizbeth King Cake Ball and dinner at the St. Elizabeth Parish Center at 232 Passion Play Road. At 5:30 p.m., the party starts off with a cash bar and cash raw oyster bar, with dinner and music to follow. For more information, call 479-253-2222.

For more details on the upcoming events, visit http://www.eurekaspringsmardigras.com.

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Eureka Springs is an exceptional Arkansas Victorian mountain village. Located in the Northwest corner of beautiful Arkansas, Eureka Springs brings art, music, fine dining, rustic and luxurious lodging, night spots, distinctive attractions and worlds of outdoor activities; there will never be a dull moment. Visit http://www.eurekasprings.org for more information.







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Park Tucson Implements Scheidt & Bachmanns Cloud Management System to Modernize Citys Parking Facilities


Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) December 09, 2014

Software as a Service (SaaS) is proving to be a more efficient option for parking operators and owners looking to implement their parking management systems. The City of Tucson, Arizona is the latest municipality to update its parking technology by using entervo.cloud for its parking access revenue control system. The City’s Park Tucson division recently partnered with transportation solutions provider Scheidt & Bachmann USA to update the parking access and revenue control systems for the Citys multiple parking facilities.

Park Tucsons project to replace the parking management system for five of the Citys major downtown off-street garages include Centro Garage, Depot Plaza Garage, Pennington Street Garage, Main Library Garage, and City/State Garage. The parking facilities primarily offer parking for transient, monthly, hotel and event parkers. This project will transition the Citys off-street parking operation from a semi-manual operation to a fully automated operation. The City of Tucsons Park Tucson program is excited to partner with a company of the high caliber of Scheidt & Bachmann to improve the customer parking experience at our managed parking facilities announced Park Tucsons Program Administrator Donovan Durband. Currently, three of the five garages are not equipped with automated self-payment equipment.

One of Park Tucsons primary concentrations of the project, in addition to implementing a centrally managed automated system, is the need for the payment system to be PCI-compliant. We understand the concerns for operators and owners to operate in compliance with industry requirements, especially with the relevant conversation about PCI compliance says Jeff Sparrow, CAPP, Scheidt & Bachmanns Vice President of Sales. Our commitment to Tucsons PARCS project is to ensure that the solutions we implement in each parking facility align with the Citys goals to provide a seamless and secure parking experience for their customers while reassuring the City that their systems are compliant in all aspects, from the manufacturing of our equipment to credit card payment methods. Scheidt & Bachmanns entervo software solution is PA-DSS validated.

Scheidt & Bachmann offers Park Tucson a variety of tools to facilitate partnerships with local businesses to promote parking in the Tucsons Central Business District. Scheidt & Bachmann will work to incorporate the new Sun Link modern streetcar, which runs within a block of all of Park Tucsons public garages in Downtown Tucson, into the operation. Tucson’s new streetcar system links Park Tucson’s parking facilities with four business districts and the University of Arizona, and connects residents and visitors with cultural amenities, entertainment areas, athletic events, and festivals. The new parking access and revenue control system coupled with Scheidt & Bachmanns entervo central management system will allow us to better serve the parking public by providing more reliable and convenient means of accessing and paying for garage parking, says Durband. The installation is expected to commence the first quarter of 2015.

About Park Tucson

Park Tucson offers conveniently-located on-street parking, parking garages, and parking lots in Downtown Tucson and along the Sun Link modern streetcar route. The Program also manages resident and non-resident on-street permit parking programs in neighborhoods around the University of Arizona and the business districts along the Sun Link line. It offers parking near government and near other offices in Downtown, as well as near cultural, retail, dining and entertainment venues from the Mercado District on Tucson’s West Side to the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center area. For parking information call (520) 791-5071 or email Park Tucson at ParkTucson(at)tucsonaz(dot)gov.

About Scheidt & Bachmann

Scheidt & Bachmann has been a leading international transportation solutions provider since 1872. The family-owned German company operates two of its largest divisions Parking Systems and Fare Collections Systems in the U.S. market from its subsidiary headquarter in Burlington, MA. The Parking Division offers parking access and revenue control systems to various industry clients including airports, hospitals, universities and municipalities. All of the software and hardware equipment are made internally at the S&B factory either in the U.S. or Germany. The company prides itself on maintaining a reputation as the top leader in the industry through its focus on innovation, reliability, flexibility and service. Scheidt & Bachmann USA will be celebrating its 20th year of service to the US Parking Industry in 2015.







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IC3 Alert Prompts KnowBe4 Heads Up: Ransomware May Lead to Wire Transfer Fraud


Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) January 27, 2015

KnowBe4 issued a warning about a new scam using ransomware to target high level business executives. The threat is being called a Business E-Mail Compromise (BEC) by the FBI and leads to a version of a man-in-the-middle scam that targets a companys CEO, CTO, CFO, and/or Controller. The C-level exec receives a business email from an existing, well-known vendor requesting a wire transfer to a specific bank account. The email looks legit, comes from a known, trusted business associate, and is about a recent delivery or transaction.

Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4s CEO said, This attack is particularly insidious. By the time the request comes in, the bad guys have already penetrated your network and have been monitoring and studying what went on for considerable time. They can accurately identify the individuals and protocols to perform wire transfers within your specific business environment.

In the last 14 months there have been 1198 victims within the U.S resulting in a loss of $ 180 million dollars.The wire transfers get rapidly forwarded and usually wind up at banks in Hong Kong. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) cited China and Hong Kong as the most commonly reported ending destination for the fraudulent transfers.

The IC3 alert said: “Victims may also first receive phishing e-mails requesting additional details of the business or individual being targeted (name, travel dates, etc.) Some victims reported being a victim of various scareware or ransomware cyber intrusions, immediately preceding a BEC scam request.”

Sjouwerman suggests IT managers take the following precautionary steps:

1. Alert your execs. These scams are getting more sophisticated by the month so be on the lookout.

2. Grab this free Social Engineering Red Flags PDF, print and laminate it, and give it to your C-level execs. https://s3.amazonaws.com/knowbe4.cdn/SocialEngineeringRedFlags.pdf

3. Read the IC3 Alert in full, and apply their Suggestions For Protection. https://www.ic3.gov/media/2015/150122.aspx

4. Step employees through an effective program like Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training to prevent social engineering attacks like this from getting through.

For more information visit http://www.KnowBe4.com

About Stu Sjouwerman and KnowBe4

Stu Sjouwerman (pronounced shower-man) is the founder and CEO of KnowBe4, LLC, which provides web-based Security Awareness Training (employee security education and behavior management) to small and medium-sized enterprises. A data security expert with more than 30 years in the IT industry, Sjouwerman was the co-founder of Inc. 500 company Sunbelt Software, an award-winning anti-malware software company that he and his partner sold to GFI Software in 2010. Realizing that the human element of security was being seriously neglected, Sjouwerman decided to help entrepreneurs tackle cybercrime tactics through advanced security awareness training. KnowBe4 services hundreds of customers in a variety of industries, including highly-regulated fields such as healthcare, finance and insurance and is experiencing explosive growth with a surge of 427% in 2013 alone. Sjouwerman is the author of four books, with his latest being Cyberheist: The Biggest Financial Threat Facing American Businesses.

About Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick is an internationally recognized computer security expert with extensive experience in exposing the vulnerabilities of complex operating systems and telecommunications devices. He gained notoriety as a highly skilled hacker who penetrated some of the most resilient computer systems ever developed. Today, Mitnick is renowned as an information security consultant and speaker, and has authoreIn cd three books, including The New York Times best seller Ghost in the Wires. His latest endeavor is a collaboration with KnowBe4, LLC.







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Enoch Pratt House To Host Immersive Theater Performance


BALTIMORE (PRWEB) January 16, 2015

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Contact: Laura Rodini lrodini(at)mdhs(dot)org 410-685-3750 Ext. 322

The Maryland Historical Society proudly announces that the historic Enoch Pratt House (201 W. Monument Street, Mount Vernon) will be the site of a new, immersive theater experience in Baltimore beginning in March. The theatrical performance, called Mesmeric Revelations! Of Edgar Allan Poe, will channel the spirit and characters of one of Baltimores most treasured writers. Performances will take place Thurs-Sat from March 26-early May, 2015, at 8 PM. For tickets, visit myedgarallanpoe.com. View a video preview by clicking here.

Home to one of Baltimores most influential philanthropists, the Enoch Pratt House is a circa 1840s Greek Revival home that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Baltimores West End. It has been closed to the public since 2004. Built during the last decade of Poes life, there is no place more perfect for the events of this show to play out,” says Producer and Co-Director Glenn Ricci.

We are thrilled to once again open the doors of the historic Enoch Pratt house near the Howard Street corridor, and to host a new style of performance theater that is a testament to Baltimores blossoming art scene, says Maryland Historical Society President Burt Kummerow.

Immersive Theater in Baltimore

Neither an historical reenactment nor a reproduction of Poes stories, Mesmeric Revelations! of Edgar Allan Poe is a new, interpretive artwork created by a collective of Baltimore performers and artists assembled by 2014 Rubys grantee Glenn Ricci. The group will invite audiences into a Poe-inspired world that can be freely explored as stories unfold and secrets are revealed. Throughout the show, audience members will share moments directly with the characters, interact with the sets, explore the environment, choose which stories to follow, and come away with a unique experience to discuss with others. The six main characters are pulled from Poes life and fiction and will vacillate at will between the two.

Baltimore is a great place for immersive theater, because both the artists and audiences are very adventurous and ready to have new theatrical experiences, said Susan Stroupe, who is co-directing the work with Ricci.

Edgar Allan Poe (19 January 1809–7 October 1849) was born in Boston, but it was in Baltimore that he met the themes so prevalent in his fiction: love, death and burial. The two-hour performance features six characters representing both real-life and fictional inhabitants of Edgar Allan Poes life. Dramatic highlights will unfold on the first floor of the Pratt House and include representations of mesmerization (a practice that gained prominence in the 1840s), a ballroom scene, and a s

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Las Vegas Recovery Centers Dr. Mel Pohl to Address Medical Conference on Medical Marijuana

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (PRWEB) January 20, 2015

On January 29th, Dr. Mel Pohl, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Central Recovery and Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC), will deliver the welcoming address at a professional conference exploring the impact of medical marijuana on communities. Sponsored by Nevadas Office of Continuing Medical Education, the conference, Medical Marijuana: From Theory to Practical Application, will help the professional community prepare for dispensaries scheduled to open in Nevada. The conference, which will provide continuing education credit to physicians and nurses, will be held at the Douglas/Ormsby Room at Harrahs, 219 N. Center Street, in Reno, beginning with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required and can be done by completing the online form.

Pohl, a major force in developing Las Vegas Recovery Centers chronic pain recovery program, is also a clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is the author numerous books, including the award-winning A Day Without Pain, which explores the treatment of chronic pain without the use of prescription painkillers. Chronic pain is the terminology used when pain continues, despite the treatment of the condition causing the pain.

The goal of Las Vegas Recovery Centers chronic pain treatment program is to help clients learn to function without relying on the use of opiates to reduce pain. Pohls system, based on abstinence, cognitive behavioral therapy and holistic therapies, has proven successful in reducing pain levels. The conditions treated in LVRCs chronic pain recovery program include complications from spinal disease, injuries, various pain syndromes, and excessive use of pain medication.

Pohl also is a board certified family practitioner, with certification from the American Board of Addiction Medicine. His peers recommended his inclusion in Best Doctors in America

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